Here you can find out more about the Philharmonia Orchestra's Administration team, Patron, Council of Management, Trust and committees.


Michael Fuller

Interim Managing Director

Position vacant

Executive Assistant to the Senior Management Team


Fiona Martin

Deputy Managing Director

Ben Larpent

Director of Artistic Planning

Position vacant

Head of Partnerships and Engagement

Sally Rogers

Manager, Recordings and Projects

Gemma Charlton

Concerts and Tours Manager

Juliette Reid

Residencies and Projects Manager

Andrew Groch

Concerts Department Coordinator

Melanie Sanders

Personal Assistant to Esa-Pekka Salonen

Cath Welsby

Orchestra Personnel Manager

David Thomas

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager

Martin Sargeson

Orchestra Librarian

Emmi Martin

Assistant Orchestra Librarian and Auditions Administrator

Michael Pattison

Stage / Transport Manager

Position vacant

Assistant Stage / Transport Manager


Jennifer Suggitt

Development Director

William Mendelowitz

Head of Individual Giving

David Sutherland

Head of Corporate Partnerships

Position vacant

Head of Trusts and Foundations

Claire Whittle

Individual Giving Manager

Ruxandra Bageac

Individual Giving Officer

Laura Furner

Development Events Officer

Bella Bruschini

Partnerships and Events Coordinator

Darragh Kelly

Development Administrator


Tim Woodall

Marketing Director

Katie Vickers

Senior Marketing Manager

Murray Goulstone

Box Office Manager

Nikolaj Schubert

Marketing and Press Manager

Owen Ralph

Digital Marketing Manager

Marta GĂ©nova

Marketing Assistant

Lucy Breaks

Programme Editor

The Corner Shop PR

Media Relations Consultant

Audience Development

Tom Spurgin

Audience Development Manager


Thomas Gillet

Head of Digital

Luke Ritchie

Head of Digital Innovation and Partnerships

Marina Vidor

Digital Producer

Luca Migliore

Associate Producer

Position vacant


Samuel Francis

Content Producer, Education and Engagement

Axel Drioli

Producer, Audience of the Future


Shani Crawford

Director of Learning and Engagement

Position vacant

Learning and Participation Producer

Catherine Bullough

Community and Outreach Manager

Adam Grady

Learning and Engagement Coordinator


Linda Barry

Interim Head of Finance

Anthony Hulstrom

Financial Controller

John Evans

Management Accountant

Christina Macpherson

Players' Fees Administrator

Samad Patel

Finance Officer

Arthur Stickings

Finance Officer


Michael Hurwitz


Patron & Council of Management


HRH The Prince of Wales KG, KT, GCB, OM

Council of Management

Ms Victoria Irish (Chair)

Ms Cheremie Hamilton-Miller (Deputy Chair)

Laurent Ben Slimane

Nuno Carapina

Rupert Darbyshire

Kevin Hathway

Carol Hultmark

Jan Regulski

The Revnd John Wates OBE

Philip White

Philharmonia Trust

Sir Sydney Lipworth QC (President)

Mr Saul Nathan (Interim Chair)

Ms Julia Zilberman (Interim Deputy Chair)

Mr Michael Brindle QC

Ms Victoria Irish

Mr Daan Knottenbelt

Mr Florian Leonhard

Sir Peter Middleton

Mr Laurence Modiano

The Revd John Wates OBE

Mr David Whelton OBE, Hon FRAM, Hon RCM

Philharmonia Foundation Inc. and American Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra Inc.

The Honorable and Mrs Jay T. Snyder, Presidents

Mrs Kathryn Davis and Mr Andrew Davis

Mr Joseph Field

Mr Michael Fuller

Mr Benjamin Hildner

Mrs Amanda Grove Holmén

Mr Matthew H. Hurlock

Mrs William Jacob III

Mrs Latifa Kosta

Mrs William D. Lese

Sir Sydney Lipworth, QC and Lady Lipworth, CBE

Ms Irene Mavroyannis

Mr Saul Nathan

Mrs Robert S. Pitts, Jr

Mrs Jan F. van Eck

Mr David Whelton OBE Hon. RCM

Philharmonia Orchestra in Bedford Trust

Mr David Whelton, OBE, Hon. FRAM, Hon. RCM (Chair)

The Revd Jeremy Arthern

Mr David Knapman (Treasurer)

Mr Stuart Renshaw

Mr David Russell

Cllr Henry Vann

Finance Committee

Mr Rupert Darbyshire (Chair)

Mr Nick Bishop

Ms Cheremie Hamilton-Miller

Ms Victoria Irish

The Revd John Wates OBE

Sustainability Team

Marina Vidor (Chair)

Catherine Bullough

Sophie Cameron

Nuno Carapina

Ben Carr

Gemma Charlton

Samuel Francis

Jonathan Mayes

Tom Spurgin

Katie Vickers

Development Events Committee

Mrs Carol Wates (Chair)

Mrs Helen Bradlow (Co Vice-Chair)

Mrs Shimona Cowan (Co Vice-Chair)

Mrs Joscelyn Fox

Mrs Gillian Frumkin

Mrs Yvonne Gill

Mrs Latifa Kosta

Mrs Joy Sigaud 

Mrs Giovanna Tomacelli de Aristimuno

National Friends Council

Mrs Gillian Frumkin Chair

Reverend Jeremy Arthern

Mr David Bird

Mrs Hilary Blackmore

Mr Richard Dening

Miss Joan Howe

Reverend Diane Johnson

Mr Robert Jones

Mr Bryan Lewis

Mrs Nicki Little

Mr Julian Milone

Mr Neil Roberts

Mrs Alison Shepherd

Mr Douglas Smith

Mrs Linda Taggart

Ms Caroline Tate

Mrs Giovanna Tomacelli de Aristimuno

Mrs Susan Vernon